Happy June! Father’s Day is coming up soon, and I’m in a DIY mood. What better way to show that special Dad in your life some love than something handmade you’ve put your time and energy into? Here are a couple ideas to get you going:
These DIY Scented Bath Salts from Beautylish can easily be made “manly” by using scented oils such as pine, vetiver, musk, or Clean Cotton for example, which I have and LOVE as a unisex scent. Because men like their baths too!
Make a Men’s Bow Tie with instructions from Sew Like My Mom. You can choose your favorite fabric that speaks to Dad’s unique personality.
If your guy likes his BBQ and meat flavorful and spicy, gift him with this delicious 14-Spice Dry Rub Mix from The Yummy Life. Who doesn’t need a dose of spice in their lives?
Love this DIY Watch Box from Ray & Day. If your guy has old cigar boxes (my Dad collected them)…or if you want to purchase a wooden box from the craft store…this is pretty easy to make if you use balsa sheet as dividers. Other people have used mini paint rollers as the “cushions” for the watches…so this can be a very quick and inexpensive project.
To store Dad’s daily accoutrements (read: stuff that he empties out of his pockets onto every available surface at the end of the day), try a Valet Tray for Dad to display his stuff in style. Even kids can make this Better Homes & Gardens project easily!
Make a DIY Monogrammed Beer Mug if your dude likes his suds – or even as a fancy mug to hold soda floats or other fun drinks. From A Night Owl.
This DIY Rosemary Mint Shave Cream is so chic and would make the perfect gift for any guy (even those with sensitive skin). From Food for My Family.
And if you’re into making bath products, these Coffee Ground Soap Bars would be another wonderful (and manly!) gift for Father’s Day (especially if your guys likes his java!) From PopSugar.
This Dad Rocks Paperweight is sheer genius – and so easy to create with just some salt dough and found rocks. From Crafts by Amanda.
Another super-meaningful gift are these DIY Landscape Photo Tiles from Brit + Co. Just seal with a coat of Mod Podge, and you can give your guy a personalized piece of art that can last a lifetime.
These DIY Cufflinks by Shelley Made are super-cute…and you can make cufflinks a number of different ways, including repurposing buttons, gluing on flat cufflink blanks, or by using a photo and glass tile inserts. No matter how you do it, Dad is sure to be appreciative!
Any DIY Father’s Day gifts you are planning to make this year? Let me know in the comments!
Happy Father’s Day to all those Dads, Granddads, and Dads-to-be out there!
My dad would definitely get some use out of the valet tray! That bow tie is also super cute!
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Thanks Jamie! I think *EVERY* guy would get use out of somewhere to corral his stuff. My husband is unable to keep his clutter controlled, so the tray I made for him works wonders (and helps my sanity 😉